Register Now for Homecoming Weekend 2015!

Register Now for Homecoming Weekend 2015!

Event Schedule 2015

 

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015


Class of 1965 Golden Anniversary Reunion

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – 1828 Café (Pearsons Hall) - FREE

Members of the Class of 1965 and the Golden Anniversary Club (all classes prior to 1965) are invited to reminisce, reconnect and relive your favorite McKendree memories at this special event.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


 


All Alumni Reunion / Class of 1990 25th Anniversary Reunion

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts Lobby - FREE

All alumni are invited to join us for a special reception and to reconnect with fellow alumni while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and live music.  The classes of 1965, 1990, and 2005 will be recognized during the event.  This event is free of charge. Business attire is requested.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


 


Bearcat Bags TournamentNew Sticker

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Duke's Pub Patio, 115 W. St Louis. St., Lebanon, Illinois - $5 Per Person, $8 Per Team

Young alumni are invited to help kick off Homecoming with a bags tournament and mixer at downtown Lebanon's newest establishment, Duke's Pub!  $5 per person or $8 per team.  1st place will win a McKendree bags set. Your first drink and appetizers are complimentary!  Reunite with your McKendree friends in downtown Lebanon to relive great memories!


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


Count Basie Orchestra

7:30 p.m. - The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts - $26 Adults, $22 Seniors, $10 Children

Perhaps the finest swing band in the world, the CBO has won every jazz award there is to win, holds 18 Grammys and carries Count Basie's musical legacy forward into the 21st century.  Tickets will go fast, so order yours today while supplies last.  All tickets will be at Will Call and will NOT be mailed.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

Alumni Registration

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Campus Quad & Fountain Area

Check-in at the alumni registration tent.  Stop here for questions about the weekend or any additional information you may need.  Make sure to receive your McKendree University Alumni gift!


 


President's Homecoming Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Ames Dining Hall (By invitation only)

This event is open to members of the William McKendree, Old Main, and Cornerstone Societies.  A separate invitation will be mailed for this event.


 

 

 2015 Reunion Zero "Bearcat Country ... Bogey's Boot Scootin Boogie"New Sticker

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Leemon Field North Lot - FREE

Class of 2015! Join us for your first reunion and enjoy a country themed tailgate party.  Come line dance and much more!

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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 

 

 

 Ferox Trolley & Tailgate Party

10:30 a.m. - Melvin Price Convocation Center Parking Lot & Leemon Field North Lot - FREE

All Ferox (Phi Rho Chi) alumni are invited to ride the trolley in the parade and then gather to reconnect with other Ferox alumni.  The trolley lines up in the Convocation Center parking lot at 10:30 a.m.  The tailgate party starts immediately following the parade in the North Lot next to Leemon Field.

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


 

 

 Homecoming Parade

11:00 a.m. - Parade Route TBA - FREE

Join crowds of students, residents, parents and alumni and line the streets to watch the annual Homecoming parade.  Come support our alumni awardees, bands, royalty, and student organizations as they raise spirit for the game against Southwest Baptist University.

For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


Bearcat BBQ Bash & Bogey's Backyard (Kid Zone)

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - FREE

Join Bearcat alumni, families, and friends for a kickoff barbeque and tailgate celebration!  Enjoy delicious food, family entertainment, giveaways, and special appearances by Bogey the Bearcat, McKendree marching band, cheerleaders, and dance teams.  Lunch tickets are $5 and children five and under are free.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


 Football Game "Battle of the Bearcats"

1:00 p.m. - Leemon Field - $7, ages 5 and under FREE

McKendree Bearcat Football vs. Southwest Baptist University Bearcats.  Tickets available at the gate.


 


 Alumni Awards Dinner

6:00 p.m. - The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts - $32

All alumni are invited to join us at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s alumni awardees.  A welcome reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required in advance.

The 2015 alumni inductees are:

Sports Hall of Fame

Derwood “Woody” Derickson '60 (non-modern era) - Baseball and Basketball
Darrell Flake '05 - Basketball
Kayla (White) Moll '09 - Softball
Rebekah (Diers) Van Scoyk '10 - Women’s Bowling

Academy of Excellence

Kyle Gordon '98, '08, Education
Reverend Lisa (Jones) Guilliams '84, Humanities
Tracy Rouch '88, Language, Literature, Communications
Dr. Christopher Bee '89, Science, Math, and Technology

Rising Star

Adam Prest '05
Dr. Adam Biggs '06
Rebecca (Lindstrom) Wohltman '09

Loyal Service

D. Brant Harper '73

Peter Akers

Joan (Weber) Barnes '53
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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015 

Choir Alumni Gathering

8:30 a.m. – 1828 Cafe (Pearsons Hall) - FREE

Choir alumni are invited to participate in the annual Homecoming Chapel Service.  Join fellow vocalists for a continental breakfast followed by rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. and Chapel Service at 10:00 a.m.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


 Chapel Service

10:00 a.m. - Bothwell Chapel

Join McKendree Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison as he leads alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends in worship.  Deceased alumni of the past year will be honored during the service.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


 


Bearcat Brunch

11:00 a.m. - Ames Dining Hall - FREE

The Alumni Association invites you and your family to be our guests for Sunday Brunch.  The food is fantastic, but the conversation among friends is better.


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


Wedding Vows Renewal; "Relive, Remember, Renew" New Sticker

 

12:30 p.m. - Check in - 1828 Cafe (Pearsons Hall)
Couples returning to campus to renew their vows can begin checking in.
1:00 p.m. - Ceremony - Bothwell Chapel
1:30 p.m. - Cake & Punch Reception - 1828 Cafe (Pearsons Hall)


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For additional questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 



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TRAVEL INFORMATION


Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.  Please ask for the McKendree University Rate.

 

Drury Inn
1118 Central Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-2211

Hilton Garden Inn
360 Regency Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-4499

   

Holiday Inn Express
3396 Green Mt. Crossing Dr.
Shiloh, IL 62269
(618) 632-0400

 
   

 

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